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I have a room full of Windows XP machines and I want to shutdown all the machines remotely with my Mac (10.8.2).

Can this be done and if so, how?

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Follow this tutorial to configure the windows machines:

Then install samba:

Then use the net command to execute the shutdown command just like from linux:

If that works you can make a sh file with the command repeated for all the ip addresses of all the computers.

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While the link you posted may answer the question, it is best to summarize the contents of the link in your answer, then provide the link for reference. Links have a tendency disappear over time, leaving a non-applicable answer for those who may stumble upon your answer in the future. – daviesgeek Sep 28 '12 at 5:27

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